Medicine


Grand Forks area approaching peak season for West Nile Grand Forks area approaching peak season for West Nile
- July 22, 2018

To combat the mounting threat of West Nile virus, aerial insecticide spraying will take place in Elk Grove, the Pocket and neighborhoods south of Fruitridge Road on Monday and Tuesday, the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District said Friday. (more...)
Pharma companies seek stability in Trumps fight against high drug cost Pharma companies seek stability in Trumps fight against high drug cost
- July 22, 2018

Novartis's decision to hold the line on prices in the U.S. was voluntary and the company aimed to have a "system that can support breakthrough innovation ... They will also lower the cost of Zepatier, its hepatitis C treatment, by 60 percent, and several other products by 10 percent. A spokesman for Novartis said the company notified the state of California, which has a new drug-price transparency law, of its decision in June but the news was not widely known. (more...)
Chemicals in processed meat snacks can contribute to mania Chemicals in processed meat snacks can contribute to mania
- July 22, 2018

Bipolar disorder affects around 1 to 3 percent of the United States population, and according to one study creates a heavy economic toll costing an estimated 25 billion dollars a year in health care costs. They repeated the experiment, this time giving some rats the store-bought, nitrate-prepared jerky and others the nitrate-free formulation. Those rats that ate the nitrate free jerky showed no abnormal symptoms or signs of mania but the group that ate the store-bought kind did. (more...)
Half of Kansas at high risk for West Nile virus Half of Kansas at high risk for West Nile virus
- July 21, 2018

To combat the mounting threat of West Nile virus, aerial insecticide spraying will take place in Elk Grove, the Pocket and neighborhoods south of Fruitridge Road on Monday and Tuesday, the Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District said Friday. (more...)
UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Issues FY18 Earnings Guidance UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Issues FY18 Earnings Guidance
- July 20, 2018

On the other side the debt to equity ratio is 0.75. Measuring its EPS growth this year at 31.1%. UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH ) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 18th. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the shares of UNH in report on Thursday, March 8 with "Buy" rating. On Friday , January 19 Shine Kenneth Irwin sold $48,025 worth of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) or 198 shares. (more...)
Melanoma detection blood test created by researchers Melanoma detection blood test created by researchers
- July 20, 2018

The blood test was trialed on 209 people, 105 of whom had melanoma, and picked up early-stage melanoma in 81.5 percent of the cases, it said. Professor Mel Ziman, head of melanoma research at Edith Cowan University . With skin cancer now detected visually by doctors and biopsies taken from patients, scientists have been looking for ways to save money, pain and time, with three out of four skin samples returning negative results anyway. (more...)
United Kingdom panel says human embryo editing 'morally permissible' United Kingdom panel says human embryo editing 'morally permissible'
- July 20, 2018

Experiments around the world have shown that editing DNA in embryos could, in principle, prevent children from inheriting serious genetic diseases, according to The Guardian . The DNA that gets damaged while the procedure is being conducted could later pass on to future generations as well. Dr David King, Director of Human Genetics Alert, said it was " an absolute disgrace " that the Nuffield Council had not rejected the idea. (more...)
Man Dies From Flesh-Eating Bacteria After Eating Oyster At Florida Restaurant Man Dies From Flesh-Eating Bacteria After Eating Oyster At Florida Restaurant
- July 19, 2018

Authorities have so far refused to reveal the man's identity and the name of the restaurant. If you are experiencing these symptoms and think you might have contracted this bacteria, the Florida Department of Health says to get medical help, WWSB reports . (more...)
Trump expects ‘big results’ from Helsinki summit Trump expects ‘big results’ from Helsinki summit
- July 19, 2018

A day later, Trump walked his statement back, saying he meant to say, "I don't see any reason why it wouldn't be Russia " interfering. "We know he's coming after me because of the Magnitsky Act ", Browder said on "The Story". His reservations, 18 months into his presidency and standing next to Putin on foreign soil, prompted blistering criticism at home, including from prominent fellow Republicans. (more...)
Portillo’s offering 2 hot dogs for $5 for National Hot Dog Week Portillo’s offering 2 hot dogs for $5 for National Hot Dog Week
- July 18, 2018

No matter how you enjoy your hot dog, today is the ideal day to do it. Chow down: The average American eats 50 hot dogs a year. Stop by participating Fancy Franks locations in Canada to get a free hotdog today from noon to 5pm. Kwik Trip : Through Thursday, corn dogs are $1. Starting Monday - through Sunday, July 22 - customers can purchase two regular-sized hot dogs for just $5 at all locations nationwide. (more...)
FDA recalls blood pressure, heart failure medications after cancer-causing agents found FDA recalls blood pressure, heart failure medications after cancer-causing agents found
- July 18, 2018

Both have warned of the presence of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which is believed to potentially cause cancer through long-term use. The review will also see if other valsartan medicines are affected. has refused to sell the medications which are containing valsartan. FDA is assuring the public that they are investigating with their proper efficiency and they will find out all the products which are creating the bad impacts. (more...)
Scientists have created the world’s first color 3D-imaging Scientists have created the world’s first color 3D-imaging
- July 16, 2018

Normal X-rays illuminate our insides in shades of grey - hard tissues like bone are white and soft tissues are black. "The Medipix collaborations have adapted the technology to create new detectors which fundamentally change how x-ray images are taken and used". (more...)
The best -- and worst -- states to retire The best -- and worst -- states to retire
- July 14, 2018

Utah, Idaho, New Hampshire and Florida rounded out the top five spots on the list, even though the scores of Utah, Idaho and New Hampshire also were affected by weather. In New York , the average personal income tax rate ranges from 4% to 8.82% over eight income brackets. Louisiana: The Southern state is not great for retirement either as its near the bottom in crime, culture and health care quality. (more...)
Emerging sex disease MG 'could become next superbug' Emerging sex disease MG 'could become next superbug'
- July 14, 2018

Scientists have found that bacteria can lead to inflammatory disease of the pelvis and, ultimately, infertility in women if left untreated. MG can be treated with the help of antibiotics like "doxycycline, followed by a course of azithromycin" and "macrolides". (more...)
Trump ready to help some North Atlantic Treaty Organisation states buy U.S. arms Trump ready to help some North Atlantic Treaty Organisation states buy U.S. arms
- July 14, 2018

Trump closed out the tumultuous two-day summit by reaffirming the United States' commitment to the almost 70-year-old alliance and signing the joint declaration, despite spending much of the summit berating allies over defence spending and accusing Germany of being beholden to Russia because it buys Russian natural gas. (more...)
Trump admin cuts funding to program that aids ACA enrollment Trump admin cuts funding to program that aids ACA enrollment
- July 13, 2018

It also said last year's cuts had minimal impact, as year-over-year enrollment dipped slightly, to 11.8 million from 12.2 million, and that navigators enrolled less than 1 percent of HealthCare.gov customers overall. CMS will provide a minimum of $100,000 in each of the states that operate a federally-facilitated exchange (FFE). The most radical plan drafted by congressional Republicans last year-known as the Graham-Cassidy bill after two of its authors, Lindsey Graham (South Carolina) and ... (more...)
Global recall of heart drug due to potential carcinogen contamination Global recall of heart drug due to potential carcinogen contamination
- July 13, 2018

While the review is underway, national authorities across the European Union are recalling medicines containing valsartan supplied by Zhejiang Huahai. The recall was issued after the Ministry's senior officials reviewed Ministerial Resolution No. (366) of 2010 governing the withdrawal, suspension, or prevention of distribution of pharmaceutical and medical products to protect public health. (more...)
Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay US$4.7 billion in talc cancer case Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay US$4.7 billion in talc cancer case
- July 13, 2018

The damages awarded in the latest trial relate to claims of cancer linked to asbestos after the women used baby powder and other products over several decades. The verdict came shortly after the jury awarded $550 million in damages to the women. " We hope this verdict will get the attention of the J&J board and that it will lead them to better inform the medical community and the public about the connection between asbestos, talc, and ovarian cancer ". (more...)
U.S. salmonella outbreak: 'Do not eat Honey Smacks,' shoppers told U.S. salmonella outbreak: 'Do not eat Honey Smacks,' shoppers told
- July 13, 2018

People in 33 states have been sickened, and 30 of the 100 people who have fallen ill wound up in the hospital. "The FDA has learned that some retailers are still selling this product". Health officials said people get sick from Salmonella 12 to 72 hours after ingesting the germ, and experience diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps. At the time, there were a number of salmonella cases in New England, including five in MA and one in New Hampshire. (more...)
USA threatens nations over world breastfeeding resolution, shocking health officials USA threatens nations over world breastfeeding resolution, shocking health officials
- July 12, 2018

The resolution had been expected to be approved "quickly and easily", the newspaper said. " Baby Milk Action ", which was favorably quoted in the article , and ran much of the anti-formula marketing part of the assembly, is known for its long-running boycott of Nestlé , which makes and markets baby formula to mothers. (more...)